Buyer's Guide

2019 Honda Ridgeline
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Black Edition AWD
Fair Market Price $ 44186
MPG (EPA) 18 CTY /25 HWY
Towing (Max) 5000 lbs.
Payload (Max) 1511 lbs.
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2019 Honda Ridgeline MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Smooth ride
  • Handles well for a truck
  • Standard bed cargo trunk and optional bed audio system

You Won't Like

  • Infotainment system lacks a volume knob
  • Dull exterior design
  • Honda Sensing is only available on the top trim

New for 2018

The RT, Sport, and RTL trims now include a second USB port and a power sliding rear window and moonroof have been added to the RTL and RTL-T trims.

Trim Levels

The Ridgeline is Honda's only pickup truck, and unlike other trucks that have body-on-frame construction, the Ridgeline is on a unibody platform.

2019 Honda Ridgeline RT: The base trim is only available in front-wheel drive and comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, an integrated Class III trailer hitch, a dual-action tailgate, an in-bed trunk, eight bed tie downs, LED taillights, a rearview camera, a push-start ignition, a manually adjustable front seats, a 5.0-inch central LCD display with Bluetooth, a seven-speaker audio system, two USB ports, and a 4.2-inch instrument cluster display.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Sport: Moving up to the Sport trims adds 18-inch gray alloy wheels, black exterior trim, fog lights, tri-zone climate control, remote engine start, a quick-entry system, and the option of all-wheel drive.

2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL: The RTL trim removes the black exterior trim and comes standard with 18-inch machined alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed interior, a power moonroof, 10-way power driver's seat (four-way power for passenger), heated front seats, a power-sliding rear window, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T: Building off the RTL trim, the RTL-T trim adds an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with a navigation system and SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, two second-row charging USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and LED daytime running lights.

2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E: The RTL-E trim is only available with AWD and adds the Honda Sensing package of driver assist safety features, the truck bed audio system, LED headlights, automatic high beams, a truck bed power outlet, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded eight-speaker, 540-watt audio system, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, blue interior ambient lighting, and illuminated front cup holders.

The Black Edition is only available on the RTL-E trim and adds Black Edition exterior trim, perforated black leather with red stitching, 18-inch black alloy wheels, interior red ambient lighting, and other red interior accents.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine the produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque and is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. With front-wheel drive, the truck delivers an EPA-rated 19/26 mpg city/highway and 18/25 mpg with AWD. In Motor Trend testing, the 2017 Ridgeline with AWD hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in 122 feet.

Safety

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline received the highest five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. In IIHS testing, the Honda Ridgeline is considered a 2018 Top Safety Pick for receiving the highest rating of Good in all crash tests and in the headlights evaluation, and the highest rating of Superior for the front crash prevention evaluation by avoiding 12- and 25-mph frontal collisions thanks to the automatic emergency braking system found in Honda Sensing. That package also consists of forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. Other available driver-assist safety features include automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. A rearview camera is standard.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The Ridgeline can hold 33.9 cubic feet of cargo in its bed, 7.3 cubic feet in the bed trunk, and 2.9 cubic feet in the rear under seat storage compartment. Towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds (with AWD, 3,500 pounds with FWD) and payload capacity is up to 1,580 pounds. The bed tie-downs can handle up to 350 pounds.

Technology

The standard infotainment system includes a 5.0-inch LCD screen, a 200-watt, seven-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. The upgraded infotainment system features an 8.0-inch center touchscreen, a navigation system, a 540-watt, eight-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two additional USB ports. The bed audio system is standard on the RTL-E trim. A 4.2-inch instrument cluster display is standard on all trims. With HondaLink, owners can stream music, receive vehicle notifications, and schedule service appointments.

What We Think

During 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year testing, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E was voted as a finalist. We liked the Ridgeline for its smooth ride and sharp handling, "This is the truck for people who dislike the jouncy ride and clumsy handling compromises that come with truck ownership," we said. "When towing the 3,000-pound trailer, the engine's VTEC changeover at 5,500 rpm is very evident under load," we said. "Yet upshifts came precisely at redline, and the Ridgeline felt as if it could pull much more than this. This is as much towing capability as most consumers will ever need," we continued.

However, we didn't like the Ridgeline's design or infotainment system. "The infotainment system features the same horrible Honda interface, and still no audio-volume knob. You cannot manually select gears in Drive," we said. "And its drab, retrograde design and similarities to its platform-sharing SUV meant we mistook it for our video crew's Pilot on several occasions," we continued. "Still, the Ridgeline continues to redefine the pickup-truck segment as it tries to find an untapped niche," we concluded.

In a First Drive review of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, we said, "Sliding into the driver's seat is a cinch, there's plenty of power seat adjustment available, and your head's height makes you feel as if you're in the center of the driving action." We also enjoyed the Ridgeline's front-to-rear balance with an empty bed, and the confidence the truck gives you when pushed through corners. The truck was built to be "stiffer, stronger, safer, and quieter than its predecessor." "The steering is very quick for a truck," we said. "It combines hallmark Honda light effort and high precision," we added. Accelerating hard "doesn't produce the typical rear-wheel-spinning drama you'd expect from a truck, but it feels strong once you're going."

We also liked the in-bed trunk storage compartment and how the torque vectoring system is controlled by the differential and not by the brakes. We concluded by saying "the Ridgeline is a lock to successfully keep things weird in the midsize truck segment for years to come."

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2019 HONDA RIDGELINE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic
Trim
Black Edition AWD
Class
Mid-Size Pickup
Horsepower
280@6000
Standard MPG
18/25
Body Style
Truck
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: V6 3.5 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

Opt $45

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

In-Bed Trunk® Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $115

Internal HD

Std Std

Internet Connection

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Roof Box - Short (Dealer)

Opt $490

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 4.2-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.250

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Cylinder Shutdown

Std Std

Differential Lock

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.5 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Manual & Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

Bike Attachment - Roof Mount (Dealer)

Opt $188

In-Bed Trunk® Cargo Dividers (Dealer)

Opt $60

Truck Bed Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $50

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $225

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Cargo Doors

Std Std

Crossbars (Black Roof Rails) (Dealer)

Opt $225

Crossbars (Silver Roof Rails) (Dealer)

Opt $225

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $49

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $105

Door Handles (Exterior), Black

Std Std

Door Trim - Chrome (Dealer)

Opt $300

Fender Flares (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SGF] Splash Guard - Front (Dealer); [SGR] Splash Guard - Rear (Dealer)
Opt $650

Front Skid Plate Garnish (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [NOS] Nose Mask (Dealer)
Opt $575

Hood Air Deflector - Low Profile (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [NOS] Nose Mask (Dealer)
Opt $100

In-Bed Trunk® Carpet (Dealer)

Opt $55

Kayak Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $175

Nose Mask (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [FSG] Front Skid Plate Garnish (Dealer); [HAD] Hood Air Deflector (Dealer); [HLP] Hood Air Deflector - Low Profile (Dealer)
Opt $175

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Running Boards - Black (Dealer)

Opt $675

Roof Rails - Black (Dealer)

Opt $499

Roof Rails - Silver (Dealer)

Opt $525

Running Boards w/Lights (Dealer)

Opt $725

Running Boards (Dealer)

Opt $625

Splash Guard - Front (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [FFS] Fender Flares (Dealer)
Opt $58

Splash Guard - Rear (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [FFS] Fender Flares (Dealer)
Opt $58

Ski Attachment (6 Ski) (Dealer)

Opt $250

Grille - Sport (Dealer)

Opt $399

Surfboard Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $79

Step, Rear

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Passenger

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

High Wall All-Season Floor Mats (Dealer)

Opt $169

Console

Std Std

Door-Sill Trim-Illuminated (Dealer)

Opt $300

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $275

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Shift Knob

Std Std

Seat Covers-Rear (Dealer)

Opt $265

Steering Wheel: Heated Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Storage, Below Seat

Std Std

Underseat Storage System-Rear (Dealer)

Opt $135

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Low Beam

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Hood Air Deflector (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [NOS] Nose Mask (Dealer)
Opt $185

Moonroof Visor (Dealer)

Opt $155

Tent (Dealer)

Opt $350

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED Halogen High Beams

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Information System (BSI)

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 4-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black/Red Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, Display Audio AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

CD Player (Dealer)

Opt $310

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Eight Speakers Subwoofer and Premium Audio

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P245/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18-Inch Chrome-Finish Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $1640

Wheels, 18-Inch Diamond-Cut Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $1596

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $87
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Honda announces a Military Appreciation Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020
$500 Honda announces a College Graduate Down Payment Assistance Bonus when leased or financed through HFS. 03-31-2020
$0 2.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 48, 60 Months - Honda announces APR rates on select models. 07-08-2019
$0 3.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Honda announces APR rates on select models. 07-08-2019
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Honda announces APR rates on select models. 07-08-2019